New York police officer feared ‘he was in great danger’ and shot suicidal cop from different district
A Yonkers police officer is on leave after shooting a distraught, off-duty officer from Pelham Manor on Monday, CBS New York reports.
Yonkers officers found Pelham Manor Officer Ken Campion sitting in a baseball diamond at 9:30 p.m. on Monday night with a handgun in his hand.
Officer Remy Susini approached him, and after a brief conversation, determined that Campion “seemed suicidal,” Commissioner Charles Gardner said.
Campion then allegedly moved in a manner that made one of the officers “believe he was in great danger.” Officer Susini he fired on Campion, grazing him in the chest and striking him in the arm. The officers immediately provided medical assistance, and Campion is expected to make a full recovery.
According to Commissioner Gardner, Officer Susini is believed to have “acted within the departmental guidelines and that this was an appropriate use of force.”
The commissioner did not indicate whether Campion identified himself as an officer during the encounter, but he did say that “at this time, no charges have been filed” against anyone involved in the incident.
Watch Commissioner Gardner’s press conference on the incident via The Journal News below.